System Health region
By Joshua Solomin on Jun 20, 2007
The region you see in the top left corner of your dashboard dispays the overall health of your systems. There's a couple of hundred health checks that we've developed that are run against your configurations, and the front-page view of the region shows your score: how many violations of those health checks have been found across your systems, and what severity they're at. You can also show the overall health results by score, which is calculated based on the number of violations and the severity. Drilling into the region shows you the details of the violations -- which checks were violated, which targets were in violation, etc. And of course, it gives recommendations for remediating those problems.
What do you think -- are we showing the right balance of summary information on the front dashboard page, in relation to the detail inside? Are we giving the right details that you need to know about in order to be satisfied that you're doing the right think with regard to keeping your systems in tip-top health?